It is standard practice for any police complaint to be sent to the force in question initially and of course the result was that Greater Manchester Police rejected my complaint and even said they were not willing to record it! I therefore took it up with the I.P.C.C who have now told me the complaint has been upheld, it will be recorded and duly investigated.
Obviously at this stage they are not making any judgement but it is only right and proper that any complaint should be logged and recorded. Professionals like the police must be accountable for their actions and the system has to be transparent. It was promised that the new I.P.C.C which replaced the original P.C.A (Police Complaints Association) was going to have more powers and I remain hopeful that this is the case.